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Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 

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Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 

Written By: Becky Stern 


Pen or pencil (1) 

Rotary cutter (1) 

Ruler (1) 

Scissors (1) 

Sewing machine (1) 


Pants with back pockets (1) 

Fabric (1) 
small scraps 

Paper or cardboard (1) 
standard letter paper size is fine 

3M Scotchlite Plus Retroreflective Vinyl 



Sew some pants pocket reflectors to gain visibility for night cycling. They tuck into the 
pockets for storage and then flip out easily and quickly for riding. 

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Step 1 — Pocket Reflectors for Cycling 

• Gather tools and materials. 

Step 2 

• Create a paper or cardboard template that fits inside your pants' back pocket. 

• Add 3" at the top for the fold-over flap. 

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Step 3 


• Cut around your template through 
two layers of fabric with its right 
sides together. 

Step 4 

• Stitch around most of the edges, leaving the short flat "top" open. 

• Invert and press. 

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Step 5 

• Fold over the top of the flap and stitch across both layers twice. 

• Run a zigzag stitch over the raw edge to prevent fraying. 

Step 6 

• Draw your design on the back of the reflective vinyl and cut out the shapes. 

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Step 7 

• Affix the adhesive-backed vinyl to 
the fabric flap. 

Step 8 

• Tuck the short part of the flap into your back pocket. 

• Secure the flap to the body of the jeans from within the pocket with two safety pins. 

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Step 9 

• Wear outside at night while you 
ride your bike! 

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